Interested in science, technology, machinery, engineering and the history behind everyday things? Want a fast and fun way to get your kids interested in STEM? Look no further! We break down a weekly engineering topic in a way that everyone can understand and enjoy.
Companies That Built the World: US Steel - Episode 252
What do the names Andrew Carnegie, Elbert H. Gary, Charles Schwab, and J.P. Morgan have in common? They are the key players in the creation of US Steel!
With the acquisition of the Carnegie Steel Company in 1900, together with a number of other smaller steel operations, US Steel was formed, becoming the first billion dollar corporation in United States history.
Join us to learn about the history of US Steel, what caused the various ups and downs over time, how the different wars impacted the industry, and how US Steel is doing today.
Nuclear Waste Disposal - Episode 251
We have talked about nuclear reactors and how they work, nuclear fission and fusion, and maybe even some nuclear weapons, but what happens to all of that nuclear waste once it is no longer needed? Well, there really isn't a solution just yet, but it is being worked on!
Fortunately for us, the amount of nuclear waste around the world is relatively small. Currently, it can be stored in large storage pools, much like Olympic swimming pools, while a better solution is made.
Some countries rely on nuclear fuel refinement, basically recycling of nuclear waste, but this is a very costly processes. The current solution in places like Yukka Mountain or Onkalo, Finland, is to dig a big hole under a mountain and hope for the best. OK, a little more goes into it than that, but you'll have to listen to learn more.
What Is Marine Engineering? - Episode 250
Are you thinking about a career in engineering or just curious what they do all day long? You've come to the right place! In this episode, we explore Marine Engineering, including the best universities to attend, how much money you will make, who will hire you, and more!
Come on-board (see what we did there?) to learn more about this niche, yet very interesting, option for engineers.
How Does Deep Sea Drilling Work? - Episode 249
I'm sure everyone realizes that there is all sorts of oil underneath the ocean, but do you know how we manage to get that oil out without getting all of the water, sand, and other stuff along with it?
We've taken a look into how deep-sea drilling works, from satellite imagery to understand where the most oil can be found to the process of extracting it from the ocean floor. Take a listen to better understand why this extremely expensive process can still make a company big money, as well as some big money for the people working on the oil rigs.
Companies that Built the World: Texas Instruments - Episode 248
As an engineer, you probably know Texas Instruments (TI) as the maker of your favorite calculators in the world, such as the TI-85. Who doesn't love expensive graphing calculators that help make difficult math easy? Well, maybe not easy, but slightly easier.
It turns our that calculators are only a small part of what Texas Instruments does! In fact, they are one of the top 10 semiconductor producing companies in the world, with analog chips and embedded processors accounting for over 80% of their revenue.
Join us to learn all about how Texas Instruments got started, what else they do other than make amazing calculators, and of course, war time connections!!
How Does Wireless Electricity Work? - Episode 247
Wireless electricity isn't all that new. In fact, our old friend Nikola Tesla proved that it could be done in the 1800s! Was it done well? No. Was it done safely? Not really. But wireless electricity was possible!!
That is all starting to change! In fact, New Zealand is about to start testing out wireless electricity to provide power to a remote island 19 miles off shore! Energy provider, PowerCo, is teaming up with the startup Emrod to make this happen.
Take a listen to learn how these companies are going to make wireless electricity safe for us to use, as well as what the technology is behind this engineering marvel.
Great podcast. Keep it up guys!
Love the podcast! Especially going to work early in the mornings! It definitely keeps me awake. Also, I really enjoy the topics discussed. Sometimes I wish the information given was more in depth as I like to learn but at the same time I would be falling asleep if it was lol. I really enjoy the podcast though and all the episodes that I wish there was better research for, I have just done that on my own time! Thanks for keeping it chill and keep up the work guys!
Best Engineering Podcast
By far the best engineering podcast I have come across since sliced bread!
Solid but could be better
Love the content, but could change a couple things. 1) Should put the sponsor section at the beginning or end, not the middle. 2) love Luke but is the rant reallyyyy necessary. 3) James should calm down a bit with the pretentious attitude 😬 no disrespect just a comment hehe.
But overal great podcast I love it. Great content and a good concise length.